This is How We Know Love

This is how we know love: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers1 John 3:16

Thoughts on today’s verse

What does it mean to lay down our lives for our brothers? Sounds pretty extravagant, but the next verse in 1 John 3 reminds us that most often it’s very simple: if we have a brother or sister in Christ with needs, we give up what we have to fill that need!


Lord God Almighty, I am convicted by your sacrifice and ask for eyes to see and grace to act when my brothers and sisters are in need. Through the name of Jesus I ask this. Amen.

By Phil Ware
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Further Reading

•   Extending Grace to Others
•  Insights into Broken Relationships and what “the fellowship of his suffering” means.
•  Salvation Explained

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